The Distance Learning Office provides instructional support for students, faculty and staff participating in e-learning through online courses, hybrid and web-assisted courses, video-conferencing, virtual classes, professional development, media creation, and course design.


Online course content is delivered on the Moodle learning platform. New student accounts are generated within 24-48 hours after registering for classes. Courses will be visible at 8:00 AM on the first day of instruction. Check course schedules in WebAdvisor for start dates. Curriculum students are automatically enrolled in Student Orientation and Student Government Association which are availble upon log in.  

Students who are new to online courses may find this resource helpful: Using Moodle: Video Tutorials.

Concerned about the technical aspects of online learning? View Online Course Expectations  and Recommended Hardware and Software specifications prior to registering for online courses. Online learning requires technology proficency and time management skills beyond that of a seated class.


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Hours and Contact Information

The Distance Learning Staff is available Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM during the fall and spring semesters and Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM during summer session. Distance learning email is checked and returned weekend afternoons. (note: The office is closed Fall Break, Spring Break and all-campus holidays.)

For assistance with Moodle and online class-related needs, contact Distance Learning at (828) 627-4619 or email:

To register for classes, contact your advisor or the department assistant for your program of study.

To apply to HCC, you may apply online or contact Student Services at (828) 627-4500.

For issues with HCC's WebAdvisor, Email login, or Office 365, contact the IT Help Desk at (828) 565-4009.

If you are unsure if online learning is a good fit for your educational plan and technical skill level, please view "Are Online Courses Right for Me?" .

Distance Learning Department Mission

The mission of Distance Learning (DL) at Haywood Community College is to provide high-quality learning opportunities to students in all stages of life through the use of state-of-the-art technology and alternative modes of instruction.

The Distance Learning Department's Goals are to:

  • Manage the delivery of distance learning courses for curriculum programs in online and hybrid formats.
  • Promote alternative delivery methods (e.g., podcasts) of distance learning courses.
  • Provide training to distance learning faculty, both technical and pedagogical.
  • Evaluate course quality and ensure compliance with regional accrediting standards.
  • Provide help desk assistance to student and faculty in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Investigate and recommend instructional technology for use in both distance learning and traditional course settings.
  • Investigate and encourage best practices in instruction.
  • Work with other institutions in order to share resources (e.g., learning objects).
  • Promote the growth of distance learning offerings at HCC, with the eventual goal being that all applicable programs are offered online or in a hybrid-online combination.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities related to teaching and learning.

Partner Organizations:

Distance Learning

  • Cheryl Fulghum
    Phone number: 565-4280
    Office/building: 209, Freedlander Learning Center
  • Ken Hipps
    Instructional Technology Specialist
    Phone number: 565-4082
    Office/building: 242, Freedlander Learning Center
  • Marc Lehmann
    Instructional Technology Specialist
    Phone number: 565-4025
    Office/building: 210, Freedlander Learning Center